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“Nice place for boating and sightseeing.”
Review of Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake
Reviewed August 5, 2014

You have a choice of motorized, rowing, pedaling boats. Make sure you wear life jackets. This is a very deep lake. Since it is a lake with vast area it is advisable to take the motor boat with the boat man then only you can cover the whole area of the lake in the allotted time.

Thank ProfessorIbrahim
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We hired a motor boat for 8 people to explore the lake. The lake is som clean, calm and beautiful. It all seemed like another world. The scenery is extremely beautiful. Ended up doing 2 rounds of the lake instead of one. Not to be missed by anyone travelling to OOTY!

Thank Prakash S
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went to the Ooty lake today with the kids.

Positives -
1. The lake view is amazing with thick greenery around it. We took a motor boat as it was drizzling. Decent ride - about 25 minutes.
2. Serene atmosphere once you are in the boat.
3. The pedal boats are also OK - have done it once before.

Now the negatives - which is longer than the postiives :

1. The place is littered generously with real litter and junk shops.
2. It was drizzling today which made the place all wet and a bit unbearable.
3. DO NOT even think of using the washrooms here - they are reeking :-(
4. Government needs to do a lot of clean up - but they won't. Been here 10 years ago and it is only worse now !!
5. DO NOT drink/eat anything from the stalls here - the place is dirty and so are the vendors.
6. The place smells bad due to a horse shed, dirty toilets and the garbage thrown around.

Thank Sriluck
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The boat ride was good. The ride was a good experience. Did not find it filled with algae as some reviewers said. Kids will enjoy the ride. We also took the mini train ride. Overall a good experience.
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Thank Nalinirao13
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Boating was ok, Water was muddy in colour, I feel it is a dirty water mixes and black. we feel tourist can avoid this lake and visit Paykara lake or avalance lake.

Thank AmolBiju
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